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Why is islam so strict?

Ive read that in some islamic countries they dont even want their people playing instruments. why not? whats so abd about making music? in islam, you cant drink, at pork, be gay, women have next to no rights, and literally every adult muslim man ive ever met is extremely mean/kranky and it just seems to me like islam just forbids people from enjoying life. why is this?

Because religion is the best tool to keep the masses "In line" and under your control.

The usual meaning of Islam in Arabic is not "peace" but "submission.
The truth is that Islam is not a religion of peace.

first you got Islam all wrong. I'm a Muslim girl in Canada and proud! so im going to answer each and every one of your stereotypes about islam:) PLEASE CONTINUE AND READ THE WHOLE THING!

1) playing instruments:
you are correct playing MOST instruments and most SINGING occasions are found to be haraam (unlawful) MuSIC -Its direct effect is exciting and leading people away from the right path, (the path of Allah SWT). It spoils morality and causes addiction. It is mentioned in the Holy Quran under “Lahwal Hadith” (idle talk)
basically god doesnt want ppl to get carried away and not pray, and go on the wrong path.
MAKING MUSIC is not bad, nor is it haraam BUT the music that is allowed should follow these categories:
1. Songs of pilgrims. They roam from one country to another with songs and flutes. These songs are lawful, and they describe poetry relating to Ka`aba, the Black Stone, Zamzam and other signs of Allah. These arouse (desired) sentiments for visiting the Ka`aba and other holy places.
2. Songs of mourning. It is of two kinds, commendable and not commendable. Mourning-songs are commendable when men express sorrow for past sins. For this sin, Adam wept for forgiveness and Prophet David’s songs were for forgiveness. Owing to his melodious songs, many people expired. This action is praiseworthy and to give encouragement for this is also praiseworthy.
3. Songs at the time of festivals. It increases joy and happiness at the time of festivals and other days of expressing happiness, for this happens at the time of two `Eids, marriage festivals, birth ceremony when a child is born and at the time of LAWFUL
4. Songs of lovers. These increase love towards God and give satisfaction and pleasure to mind. It is also lawful. If the union with a strange girl or woman is unlawful, songs for her love is also UNLAWFUL
5. Songs on the part of one who seeks the love and pleasure of God and to meet with Him, is LAWFUL

“O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), and gambling, and Al-Ansaab, and Al-Azlaam (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shaytaan’s (Satan’s) handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that (abomination) in order that you may be successful”

[al-Maa’idah 5:90]

"O You who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will, and you should not treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the Mahr (bridal-money given by the husband to his wife at time of marriage) you have given them, unless they commit open illegal sexual intercourse. And live with them honorably. If you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing and Allah brings
through it a great deal of good." (An-Nisa 4:19) from the quran

For a Muslim woman, her modest dress is an expression of a universal sisterhood. An Islamic dress also liberates the Muslim woman, and she is then automatically respected for her mind instead of her body. Simply put, she retains her dignity! It is like saying: I am a respectful woman. I am not for every man to look at, touch, or speak to. I am protected, exactly like a precious white pearl which, if touched by everyone, will become black and dirty.

Lol Most of things(if not all) You Mentioned are Prohibited in Christianity.... Only Reason Todays Christians allow it is becuz Christianity has become Moderate and not as Religious as most it's followers would like to think.

Islam Hasn't changed alot since it was created

It is True That Women do not have as many rights as Men in Islam. This is for their Own Protection, Muslim Men are told to protect their wife and They can not beat their wife for no reason ( in the Quran it says you can Lightly beat them if they do somthing unfaithfull.) I personally would never hurt a women.

As For wearing Hijab they have to protect their beauty.( im not entirely sure on this part) Womens Beauty is Ment for the person she commits her life too.(marriage.)

Killed for dancing by Muslims: 17 Afghans girls beheaded in attack at party.

Query Why is Islam so strict? Look into the religion of Jews and examine that to Islam and that will answer your question i am a muslim girl i have been carrying the hijab considering i was 6 years historic and i'm 16 now. My dad nor mom drive me to put on the hijab.I selected to put on the hijab myself. I've under no circumstances heard of this so called oppression in my whole life residing as a muslim. You realize what else I say the phrase pig at all times bet what PIG pig PIG pig, and the whole don't shake a non mahrams hand why will have to i if i do not want to be touched by way of another man why should i need to contact him can't i just say hello or hello. Additionally in regards to the song phase there are islamic tune without the devices called nasheeds which to my opinion are higher than and 50 cent, eminem or rihanna music!! I will be able to wear make up i will be able to wear fragrance in my residence and adorn myself for a wedding! Why waste hours getting capable hanging on make up and stuff when i will just wash my face put on some cream and stroll out the door with my hijab on see i do not need to fear about my hair being a multitude my make up getting smudged LIFES superb!! And you realize what I had a pet kitten when I used to be young! Wanna recognize something else I read the quran in college during lunch. Additionally, the whole plucking eyebrows why motive them a lot discomfort when i can just go away them alone? Why have to my face undergo a lot soreness? Hope that helps:D Have a nice day and could allah guide you. Wa' elakum u salam :D

like a coach that train his player to be strong.
Islam commends to have a better life that we feel imperturbation.
Quran says:
Allah desires ease for you, and He does not desire hardship for you. Quran 2: 158